Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780547487069
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Release: 2000-05-22
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD WINNER. With a new foreword by Domenico Starnone, this stunning debut collection flawlessly charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. With accomplished precision and gentle eloquence, Jhumpa Lahiri traces the crosscurrents set in motion when immigrants, expatriates, and their children arrive, quite literally, at a cultural divide. A blackout forces a young Indian American couple to make confessions that unravel their tattered domestic peace. An Indian American girl recognizes her cultural identity during a Halloween celebration while the Pakastani civil war rages on television in the background. A latchkey kid with a single working mother finds affinity with a woman from Calcutta. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession. Imbued with the sensual details of Indian culture, these stories speak with passion and wisdom to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner. Like the interpreter of the title story, Lahiri translates between the strict traditions of her ancestors and a baffling new world.

Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri,Janet Silver
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9780395927205
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Release: 1999
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A debut collection of short fiction blends elements of Indian traditions with the complexities of American culture in such tales as "A Temporary Matter," in which a young Indian-American couple confronts their grief over the loss of a child, while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 198
ISBN: OCLC:1200033645
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 514
ISBN: 0547447817
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collects the author's short stories and her novel about an Indian-American boy who grows up conflicted and struggles to come to terms with his cultural heritage.

Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 198
ISBN: 817223502X
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pulitzer-winning, scintillating studies in yearning and exile from a Bengali Bostonian woman of immense promise.

Hell Heaven

Hell Heaven
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 50
ISBN: 9780345810922
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Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pranab Chakraborty was a fellow Bengali from Calcutta who had washed up on the shores of Central Square. Soon he was one of the family. From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, a staggeringly beautiful and precise story about a Bengali family in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the impossibilities of love, and the unanticipated pleasures and complications of life in America. “Hell-Heaven” is Jhumpa Lahiri’s ode to the intimate secrets of closest kin, from the acclaimed collection Unaccustomed Earth. An eBook short.

The Namesake

The Namesake
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 291
ISBN: 0007245890
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Release: 2007-03
Editor: HarperPerennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gogol is named after his father's favourite author. But growing up in an Indian family in suburban America, the boy starts to hate his name and itches to cast it off, along with the inherited values it represents. Gogol sets off on his own path only to discover that the search for identity depends on much more than a name.

Unaccustomed Earth

Unaccustomed Earth
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9788184004847
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Release: 2013-09-05
Editor: Random House India
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The stories of Unaccustomed Earth focus on second-generation immigrants making and remaking lives, loves and identities in England and America. We follow brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, friends and lovers, in stories that take us from Boston and London to Bombay and Calcutta. Blending the individual and the generational, the exotic and the strikingly mundane, these haunting, exquisitely detailed and emotionally complex stories are intensely compelling elegies of life, death, love and fate. This is a dazzling work from a masterful writer.

She Walks She Leads

She Walks  She Leads
Author: Gunjan Jain
Pages: 584
ISBN: 9789386057709
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Release: 2016-07-21
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

• Nita Ambani launched the Indian Super League, on the lines of FIFA, to boost football in India • Sudha Murty gave her savings to her husband, Narayana Murthy, to help start Infosys • Naina Lal Kidwai was the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw started Biocon with a seed capital of Rs10,000 • At the age of sixteen, Sania Mirza became the youngest and the first Indian woman to win a Grand Slam These are some snippets from She Walks, She Leads which profiles twenty-six iconic women in modern India. These leaders tell their stories, up close and personal. Their relentless ambition to shatter the glass ceiling, their pursuit for excellence and the challenges that came their way – all of this is captured vividly in this exclusive anthology. Each chapter is based on extensive research and has never-seen-before photographs of these luminaries. The chapters are followed by interviews with their companions and close confidants who have seen them grow over the years. The women leaders profiled in the book come from different fields like banking, media, cinema, sports, fashion, philanthropy and industry.

The Clothing of Books

The Clothing of Books
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780525432760
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Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How do you clothe a book? In this deeply personal reflection, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jhumpa Lahiri explores the art of the book jacket from the perspectives of both reader and writer. Probing the complex relationships between text and image, author and designer, and art and commerce, Lahiri delves into the role of the uniform; explains what book jackets and design have come to mean to her; and how, sometimes, “the covers become a part of me.”

Italian Fever

Italian Fever
Author: Valerie Martin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307833853
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Release: 2013-02-13
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Acutely observed...charmingly old-fashioned."--Los Angeles Times In Italian Fever, Valerie Martin redefines the Gothic novel in a compelling tale of one woman's headlong tumble into a mystery, art, and eros. Part romance, part gothic suspense story and wholly entertaining, Italian Fever is the story of the awakening of Lucy Stark, an American pragmatist. Lucy leads a quiet, solitary life working for a best-selling (but remarkably untalented) writer. When he dies at his villa in Tuscany, Lucy flies to Tuscany to settle his affairs. What begins as a grim chore soon threatens Stark's Emersonian self-reliance--and her very sense of what is real. The villa harbors secrets: a missing manuscript, neighbors whose Byzantine arrogance veils their dark past, a phantom whose nocturnal visits tear a gaping hole in Lucy's well-honed skepticism. And to complicate matters: Massimo, a married man whose tender attentions render Lucy breathless. Smart, sophisticated, achingly beautiful, Italian Fever is one of the most original and compelling novels of the year.

In Other Words

In Other Words
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9789385890727
Available:
Release: 2017-01-19
Editor: Random House India
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On a post-college visit to Florence, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri fell in love with the Italian language. Twenty years later, seeking total immersion, she and her family relocated to Rome, where she began to read and write solely in her adopted tongue. A startling act of self-reflection, In Other Words is Lahiri’s meditation on the process of learning to express herself in another language—and the stunning journey of a writer seeking a new voice.

The Pact

The Pact
Author: Linda Castillo
Pages: 60
ISBN: 9781250776457
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Release: 2020-04-28
Editor: Minotaur Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The Pact a gripping Kate Burkholder short mystery from New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo, a terrifying disappearance in Amish country reveals the power of friendship. Three days before Thanksgiving, two boys disappear without a trace. Eleven-year-old Aaron Kuhns is Amish. Kevin Dennison is twelve and “English.” They’re adventurers, explorers, and inseparable best friends. When they don’t return home from what was supposed to be a fun afternoon of fishing, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must find the missing boys before the first winter storm of the season bears down on Painters Mill.

Salt Creek

Salt Creek
Author: Lucy Treloar
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781910709368
Available:
Release: 2017-09-04
Editor: Gallic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘Salt Creek is a raw and convincing addition to the canon. Treloar writes with beauty and a winning compassion.’ The Times, Book of the Year Failed entrepreneur Stanton Finch moves his family from Adelaide to the remote Coorong area of Southern Australia, in pursuit of his dream to become a farmer. Housed in a driftwood cabin, they try to make the best of their situation. The children roam the beautiful landscape of Salt Creek; visitors are rare but warmly welcomed; a local Indigenous boy becomes almost part of the family. Yet there are daily hardships, and tensions with the Ngarrindjeri people they have displaced; disaster never seems far away. With Mrs Finch struggling to cope, Hester, their perceptive eldest daughter, willingly takes on more responsibility. But as Hester’s sense of duty grows, so does a yearning to escape Salt Creek and make a new life of her own … The multi-award-winning debut historical novel – Walter Scott and Miles Franklin-shortlisted. Reviews ‘Salt Creek is a love song to a lost world… the precision of Treloar’s poetry stops the heart.’ The Guardian ‘This is another brilliant and absorbing addition to the recent crop of exceptionally fine historical novels exploring the Australian pioneer experience and is very highly recommended.’ Historical Novels Review Magazine ‘Empathetic and beautifully written, the story drives deep into the pioneering experience with the confidence of a writer perfectly at ease with her subject.’ Daily Mail ‘[An] impressive debut… a haunting story.’ The Sunday Times ‘Brilliant and engaging, Salt Creek is first-rate historical fiction.’ Foreword Review ‘A historical novel in its grittiest, most real form’ Good Housekeeping ‘This engrossing novel is rich in character and local colour.’ Woman and Home ‘Salt Creek is an intense personal story, a very human story and a great read.’ New Books Magazine ‘Hester Finch is a wonderful character – the brave heart of this haunting, absorbing story’ Kirsty Wark ‘Evocative and beautifully written debut novel, set in 19th century Australia. Rich with landscape and stifling heat, it is absorbing and thought-provoking.’ The Bookbag ‘Salt Creek is historical fiction at its best, ferrying us to distant shores that seem curiously relevant to our own’ Toast Magazine[Ink@84] ‘Refigures the historical novel … Salt Creek introduces a capacious new talent’ The Australian ‘Written with a profound respect for history: with an understanding that beyond a certain point, the past and its people are unknowable.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘[A] deeply moving story about love and rejection as much as it is about the impact of European settlement and the destruction of Indigenous culture.’ Sunday Age ‘A haunting story, beautifully written and quietly subversive. It’s a spectacular debut.’ ANZ Lit Lovers ‘Salt Creek is a novel alive with character, history and poetry, leading us with careful understatement into the unfamiliar world of the Coorong region of Southern Australia.’ Walter Scott Prize Jury

Astrology for Beginners

Astrology for Beginners
Author: William W. Hewitt
Pages: 278
ISBN: 0875423078
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Best Self-Teaching Guide for Beginning Astrologers Learn the basics of astrology in one easy-to-read book! This popular introductory guide starts with the philosophy of astrology, and simple definitions of its terms. Next, it explains all of the essentials, including planets, houses, aspects, and chart construction and interpretation. With this book, you can learn: ·How to create and interpret your own birth chart ·The basics of timing and prediction techniques ·Simple methods to construct a rough chart in minutes without using math ·An easy method to calculate an accurate chart mathematically Astrology for Beginners includes a free birth chart offer to help you get started, and references to more detailed material for those who wish to go further with their studies.

Arranged Marriage

Arranged Marriage
Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307476784
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Release: 2009-09-15
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Although Chitra Divakaruni's poetry has won praise and awards for many years, it is her "luminous, exquisitely crafted prose" (Ms.) that is quickly making her one of the brightest rising stars in the changing face of American literature. Arranged Marriage, her first collection of stories, spent five weeks on the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller list and garnered critical acclaim that would have been extraordinary for even a more established author. For the young girls and women brought to life in these stories, the possibility of change, of starting anew, is both as terrifying and filled with promise as the ocean that separates them from their homes in India. From the story of a young bride whose fairy-tale vision of California is shattered when her husband is murdered and she must face the future on her own, to a proud middle-aged divorced woman determined to succeed in San Francisco, Divakaruni's award-winning poetry fuses here with prose for the first time to create eleven devastating portraits of women on the verge of an unforgettable transformation.

Scarlet Sister Mary

Scarlet Sister Mary
Author: Julia Peterkin
Pages: 376
ISBN: 0820323772
Available:
Release: 1998-10-01
Editor: University of Georgia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Banned in Boston when it was first published in 1928, Scarlet Sister Mary is the story of a sexy, independent, and outspoken woman who lives to please herself. Abandoned by her husband, the heroine takes many lovers, loses her firstborn son, and eventually "finds peace" as a church member, although she refuses to give up her love charm and her gold hoop earrings. Scarlet Sister Mary shocked readers with its sensual portrayal of a black woman's private life, but it was universally lauded for its honesty and courage. The first edition sold more than one million copies worldwide, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1929.

In Other Words

In Other Words
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri,Ann Goldstein
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1101875550
Available:
Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Knopf Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A series of reflections on the author's experiences learning a new language and living abroad, in a dual-language edition"--

Only Goodness

Only Goodness
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 20
ISBN: 9781408848050
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Release: 2013-06-03
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Each story in this series offers a poignant glimpse of family life – the ties we cling to; the ties we try to sever; and the ties that make us who we are. Told from a myriad of perspectives, from a dazzling array of some of the finest short story writers of our generation (including Jhumpa Lahiri, George Saunders, Jon McGregor and Elizabeth Gilbert), Family Snapshots gives us a fresh, empathetic and moving insight into the meaning of family. Only Goodness is taken from Jhumpa Lahiri's dazzling collection of stories, Unaccustomed Earth.

A Study Guide for Jhumpa Lahiri s Interpreter of Maladies

A Study Guide for Jhumpa Lahiri s  Interpreter of Maladies
Author: Cengage Learning Gale
Pages: 44
ISBN: 1375382535
Available:
Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Jhumpa Lahiri's "Interpreter of Maladies," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.